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Growth of the population, set to reach 300m by 2030 and 400m by 2050, coupled with an expanding middle class, suggests there is strong growth potential for the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment, and underscores the fundamental attractiveness of the Nigerian market. In addition to these long-term drivers, manufacturers are set to...


Amid the tentative recovery from recession, the cement market grew rapidly in the first half of 2018, as sales by volume increased by 9.8% over the first half of 2017, from 10.2m tonnes to 11.2m tonnes. The Nigerian manufacturer Dangote Industries led the way in that growth, as sales of locally produced materials grew by roughly 11% between...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Nigeria 2019

With an abundant supply of natural resources, Nigeria’s oil and gas sector plays a key role in global energy. Its oil deposits have been a major source of crude for decades, while its less developed natural gas fields offer resources that have yet to be fully tapped. In addition to being a traditional heavyweight in terms of output, the energy sector is also notable for its early success in...

Combining oil and gas wealth with the entrepreneurial efforts of its predominantly young population, Nigeria has developed a business-friendly environment over the past two decades of civilian rule. The country has effectively leveraged its abundance of natural resources and harnessed the strength of its 193m-strong population to become a key nation both on the African continent and beyond.

Increasing activity in Nigeria’s solar-powered mini-grid industry, coupled with government support for off-grid solutions, has the potential to electrify a significant portion of the rural population and circumvent transmission issues.

The Nigerian government has announced plans for a multibillion-dollar sell-off of state assets in the energy sector, in a push to boost cash flows and improve efficiency across the sector.

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